Why a Chinese Firm’s Solar-Panel Factory in Arizona Failed


Larson, Christina [2014], “Why a Chinese Firm’s Solar-Panel Factory in Arizona Failed”, Business Week, New York, 18 de septiembre, http://www.bloomberg.com/bw/articles/2014-09-18/a-new-report-on-a-failed...

Business Week
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Jueves, Septiembre 18, 2014
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In Oct 2010, a new factory manufacturing solar panels opened in Arizona to high expectations and much media fanfare. The owner, Wuxi-based firm Suntech Power, appeared to be at the vanguard of a new wave of Chinese investment into America's budding solar manufacturing industry. At the time of the ribbon-cutting ceremony, The Arizona Republic lauded the state's good fortune in luring Suntech's $10 million investment as a major national coup. Unfortunately, the reality fell far short of early hopes. Suntech's Arizona plant closed in Mar 2013, with all its workers laid off.